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The Real Group and Rajaton

Aled Jones talks to Anders Jalkeus who co-founded Sweden's Real Group 26 years ago and has seen its members reach celebrity status in their home country. Plus Finnish group Rajaton.

Forget Eurovision - if you really want to experience a sensational European singing outfit then Sweden's Real Group is the answer. Aled Jones talks to Anders Jalkéus who co-founded the group 26 years ago and has seen its members reach celebrity status in their home country. Plus a view from the next generation, and the Finnish group Rajaton which has paved the way for ensembles coming in the wake of their seemingly insurpassable heroes.

Also in the programme, new Vaughan Williams interpretations from the Choir of Clare College Cambridge, and a look at how the poetry of Spaniard Federico García Lorca has captured the imagination of countless choral composers.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Apr 2010 18:30

Music Played

  • The Real Group

    Lift Me Up

    • GAZELL GAFCD 1034.
    • 8.
  • Eric Whitacre

    3 Flower Songs - no. 2 With a Lily in your Hand

    Performer: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67543.
    • 9.
  • Anders Edenroth

    Thousand Things

    Performer: The Real Group

    • GAZELL GAFCD-1045.
    • 4.
  • Peder Karlsson

    Cage of Promises

    Performer: The Real Group

    • GAZELL GAFCD-1045.
    • 4.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Stilla Natt (Silent Night) (arr. Anders Jalkéus)

    Performer: The Real Group

    • VIRGIN 7243 811406-2 8 CD2.
    • 3.
  • John Lennon & Paul McCartney - Lady Madonna (arr. Jussi Chydenius)

    Performer: Rajaton

  • Déodat de Séverac

    Läksin mina kesäyönä käymään (arr. Jussi Chydenius)

    Performer: Rajaton

    • MUSICMAKERS MMCD111.
    • 1.
  • David Wikander

    Förvårskväll

    Performer: The Real Group

    • VIRGIN 7243 812595 2 6.
    • 9.
  • Anders Edenroth

    Chili Con Carne

    Performer: The Real Group

    • VIRGIN 7243 811406 2 8.
    • 1.
  • Jussi Chydenius

    We Walk in a Fog

    Performer: The Real Group & Rajaton

    • PLASTINKA PLACD034.
    • 4.
  • Z. Randall Stroope

    The Conversion of Saul

    Performer: Prairie Voices, Kristel Peters (director)

    • 3.
  • Samuel Barber

    2 Choruses for mixed voices Op.8 - no. 1 The Virgin Martyrs

    Performer: The Dunedin Consort, Ben Parry (director)

    • LINN CKD117.
    • 8.
  • Manuel Oltra

    Preludio

    Performer: Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.570533.
    • 19.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Lorca Suite (Op.72)

    Performer: Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Jamie Burton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67787.
    • 1 to 4.
  • Mario Castelnuovo‐Tedesco

    Romancero Gitano Op.152 - 1st movement

    Performer: Benjamin Verdery (guitar), New York Concert Singers, Judith Clurman (conductor)

    • NEW WORLD 805472.
    • 15.
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae

    Performer: Kerttu Werkman (soprano), Martti Nissinen (tenor), Tapiola Chamber Choir, Hannu Norjanen (conductor)

    • Finlandia 0927415632.
    • 13.

Broadcast

  • Sun 11 Apr 2010 18:30

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